Sport - Week 2 Term 2

Tauranga Primary School

Tauranga Primary School appreciates the support of the Lion Foundation, who provide funding for our Sport Co-ordinator role.

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Register and pay for sport activities online.

Jo's Sport Talk

The cooler temperatures signal the start of the much anticipated winter sports season (fingers crossed for a full season this year!). Most TPS athletes will have their first game this weekend, therefore, it is a good time to remember that children play sport for enjoyment, and that winning is only part of the fun. We hope that our TPS players will always try their best and have a positive attitude. We encourage the team, and their whanau, to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

All our teams are ready to play, but we do have room for two more players in our Year 1 & 2 Little League basketball team. If your child is interested, please contact me via email or pop into my office.

Good luck to all of our budding sports stars for the season ahead!



Year 5 & 6s play in a grading tournament on Saturday 15th May. Years 1- 4 will play their first game on Saturday 22nd May. The draw, cancellations and further information can be found on:


Year 3 & 4s had their first game on Tuesday 11th May. Year 5 & 6s begin on Friday 14th May and Year 1 & 2s start on Monday 17th May. The draw and further information can be found on:


All age grades, including Funsticks, begin on Saturday 15th May. The draw, cancellations and further information can be found on:

Most teams have been provided with a sports uniform. Where applicable, these are to be worn with school shorts or a TPS PE top. The PE tops can be purchased from the school office for $26.50 (they can also wear these tops to other TPS sport and inter-school sports events).


WBOP Amazing Race (Year 6s) - Friday 21st May 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Memorial Park

South and West Cluster Rippa Rugby World Cup (Year 3 - 6s) - Friday 28th May 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Greerton Rugby Park

TPS Cross Country (whole school) - Wednesday 2nd June 9:00am - 1:00pm @ Memorial Park

South Cluster Cross Country (Year 4 - 6 s) - Tuesday 15th June 11:30am - 2:00pm @ Waipuna Park

BOP Rippa Rugby World Cup (must qualify) - Wednesday 16th June 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Paengaroa

TGA City Basketball World Cup (Year 3 & 4s) - Friday 18th June 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Trust Power Arena

WBOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6s) - Wednesday 23rd June 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Waipuna Park

BOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6s) - Tuesday 29th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Waipuna Park

TGA City Basketball World Cup (Year 5 & 6s) - Friday 2nd July 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Trust Power Arena

We require parental support at all of these school events. Please contact me if you can help out in any way via email on


At the end of last term, six of our top swimmers competed in the WBOP Swimming Championships at the Greerton Pools. All of the children swam well, with a special mention to Fabian Hill who achieved the following outstanding results:

3rd 100m Freestyle

2nd 100m Individual Medley

2nd 50m Backstroke

Please know that I am always happy to share photos and news about any team or individual sporting successes with our school community.


BOP Rugby Union is running a Junior Girls Only Rugby 10s Series. This is a tackle rugby programme for girls to learn and experience rugby in a safe and supportive environment.

Where: Blake Park
Who: Year 3 & 4s and Year 5 & 6s
When: Every Tuesday afternoon from 1st June - 6th July 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The first session will include skills and drills run by Volcanix, Steamers, Toa, and Black Ferns players.

Cost: $86.25 per team . Players who sign up individually will be charged a flat fee of $10

(Entries close on 20th May).

If there are 10 players keen to play I am happy to enter a school team. Please contact me if your daughter is interested.

Tauranga City Basketball Rep trials are coming up. See the flyer under "Community Noticeboard" below for further information.

Junior Tough Guy and Gal Mud Run is fast approaching. The event is on Tuesday 15th June at the Bay Park venue in Mt Maunganui. Entries are limited to 1000 kids, so check out their website for more information and to register.

We will not be entering a school team, but feel free to liaise with me so we can car pool children to and from the venue, and teachers can be advised who will be away.

Finally, I am located in the school Tech block during the hours below, otherwise email is a reliable source of contact.

My office hours:

· Monday 11:00am - 3:00pm

· Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30am - 3:00pm

· Thursday 9:00am -3:00pm

Jo Taele

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Sport Photos

Miki from Drops Photography will once again be photographing our winter sports teams. You will see Miki at our school events, plus at the weekly competitions. Miki's photos will be available to view and purchase on the FaceBook page ‘TPS School Events Photos by Drops Photography’.

Follow the link

Any enquiries please contact Miki via email on

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Sports Co-Ordinator

Jo Taele

07 578 6222

Acting Principal (Term 2)

Cathy Ediker

Assistant Principal

Robyn Caley